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Shiwani Aggarwal

Joined: Aug 21, 2003
Posts: 22
If I score 75% on marcus exams, and 90% on Rule round up, how easy it would be for SCJP?
I feel little weak in Threads, planning fro SCJP1.2
I have scheduled the exam but I am loosing confidence, but I have no choice of postpoing....
Pls advise for 11th hour tips?
Brian R. Wainwright
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Joined: Aug 12, 2003
Posts: 92
Not to discourage you or anything, but 75% may be cutting it close. I was scoring high 80's low 90's on Marcus' exams and mid-90's on the Rules Roundup and ended up scoring 80% on the (1.4) exam. That's just me - I can be an idiot and make stupid mistakes - which I'm sure I did. The 1.2 exam is different than the 1.4 exam, but I think preparing for the exam is the same. Identify those areas in which you need the most work based on the results of the mock exams you've taken and cram hard on those subjects (try making flash cards and have someone quiz you). When taking the exam, read each question on the exam carefully and use your time wisely (run through the exam once answering the easy questions and marking the ones that will take time to compute or that you're unsure of - then go back and review the ones you didn't answer and answer those - then review the ones you marked - then if you still have time review ALL the questions looking for any errors you may have made in your assumptions about the code etc...). I'm sure you'll do fine. You likely know more than you think you do.
Alton Hernandez
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Joined: May 30, 2003
Posts: 443
One more suggestion, when you do your mock exams, time yourself. See how you perform on a time pressure. It's really different if you are sitting at your computer answering 1 question taking all the time you like, from sitting in a room with a clock ticking.
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